The Cubs' offense sure looks familiar
And, why is Team USA always the least fun WBC team?
We’ve heard all winter about Jed and Carter’s Wild Adventure to improve the Cubs offense for 2023. The 2022 Cubs had little power, struck out a lot and didn’t get on base very well.
So job one was to fix that.
And their approach was to spend a lot of money on a shortstop who has shown power the last two years, but who strikes out a lot and doesn’t get on base, sign a rapidly declining first baseman for the league minimum, double down on poor offensive catchers, sign a one year reclamation project for center field and Trey Mancini the third.
I mean, it’s certainly a plan.
Not a good plan, but a plan.
The early results from spring training are…just about what you’d expect.
Mancini has been great. He bailed on playing for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic to hang out with his new teammates on the Cubs and he’s been raking. Trey is slashing .500/.538/.750 with two homers in 24 at bats.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s probably not sustainable, but you never know.
And everybody else?
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